Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies
Available for Graduate Advisement
Trevor Norris is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies. He completed his doctorate in philosophy of education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
His research focuses on the intersection of education, politics and philosophy, particularly the contributions of humanities and conceptually-based research in education.
Dr. Norris has taught courses in Democracy and Education, Modernity to Postmodernity, Philosophy of Education, Consumerism and School Commercialism, and the Social Foundations of Education at the University of Toronto, and in Applied Ethics at York University.
His research focuses on philosophical approaches to globalization, (neo)liberalism, citizenship, and democracy, with a specific focus on the political and pedagogical implications of consumerism. He pursues this research through contemporary pedagogical movements such as critical pedagogy, as well as historical approaches and thinkers such as Plato and Rousseau.
Dr. Norris specializes in “humanities oriented” research in education: research that doesn’t necessarily require experiments, direct observations, empirical data collection or working with human subjects/participants. In other words, neither qualitative nor quantitative. This can include comparisons between different educational thinkers, examinations of concepts in educational texts, links between scholarly educational texts and curriculum documents, etc. This is sometimes called ‘conceptual methodology’, or humanities based educational research, and emphasizes that research methodology is diverse, and a valid and legitimate thesis route does not necessarily require empirical data collection.
A 2011 book with University of Toronto Press, “Consuming Schools”, investigates the origins and nature of consumerism in Western political, pedagogical and philosophical thought and its impact on the public and democratic functions of education, with cases drawn from current trends in school commercialism.
He is co-author of “Questioning the Classroom: Perspectives on Canadian Education” with Oxford University Press, (2016), an undergraduate textbook which engages key philosophical questions and major debates in Canadian education. He is editor of “Democracy in Peril: Promise or Peril” (2016) with Lexington Books, which examines the democratic theory of Benjamin Barber and includes contributions from Seyla Benhabib, Carol Gilligan, & Lord Bhikhu Parekh.
A second key research area, funded by SSHRC, examines the teaching and learning of philosophy in schools, investigating teachers’ conceptions of the aims of philosophy education, dynamics within philosophy classrooms, and how students are impacted by studying philosophy. Learn more about the High School Philosophy Project.
He is formerly the editor of the journal “Professing Education“, the journal associated with the Society for Professors of Education, which aims to examine issues and debates relevant to professing education. He is participating faculty with the PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Brock University.
His work is translated into several languages, including: Japanese, French, Polish, Farsi, Spanish, and Turkish.
- EDUC 1F95: Foundations of Education
- EDUC 5P20: History and Philosophy of Education
- EDUC 5P30: Teaching Learning and Curriculum
- EDUC 5P83: Conceptual Methods in Educational Research
- Philosophy of Education
- Teaching and Learning Philosophy
- Humanities and Conceptually based Research Methods
- History of Educational Thought
- Critical Pedagogy
- Globalization and Development Theories
- Critiques of Consumerism and Neoliberalism
- Education and Social Change
- Modernity and Postmodernity
Norris, T. Consuming Schools: Commercialism and the End of Politics. Forward by Dr. Benjamin Barber. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.
- Reviewed in Teachers College Record, Studies in Philosophy and Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Educational Theory, Teaching Education, Educational Studies, Progressive Librarian, Education, Globalization and Society, Rabble.ca, The Torontoist.
Norris, T. [Ed] Strong Democracy in Crisis: Promise or Peril. Contributions from: Seyla
Benhabib, Carol Gilligan, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Tracy Strong. Lexington Books. 2016
Gereluk, D., Martin, C., Maxwell, B., Norris, T. Questioning the Classroom: Perspectives on
Canadian Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Norris, T., Mesbahian, H., Dieter Misgeld: From Hermeneutics of the Ancient Text to the Text of
Emancipatory Politics. Sense Publishers, January 2017.
BOOKS IN PROGRESS
Norris, T., [Ed] The Teaching and Learning of High School Philosophy in Ontario. Vernon Press, 2019.
Norris, T., Trump v Education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Norris, T. (2018) “What is educational about education?” Educational Theory. Special Issue: “Educations’ Autonomy”. Ed by Doron Hassidim & John Baldacchino.
Norris, T., Bialystok, L. Pinto, L. (2018). “Teaching and Learning Philosophy in Ontario Schools”. Teaching and Learning Philosophy in Ontario Schools.
Norris, T., (2015) “Philosophical Questions about Teaching Philosophy: What’s at stake in high school philosophy education?” Philosophical Inquiry In Education
Sandlin, J. Burdick, J. Norris, T. (2012) “Erosion and Experience: Education for Democracy in a Consumer Society” Review of Research in Education. Special Issue: “Education, Citizenship and the Common Good,” March, 2012.
- RRE is ranked number 1 in impact factor in the field of education.
Norris, T. “Consuming Schooling: Education as Simulation,” Philosophy of Education Yearbook, 2007, 162-171.
Pinto, L., Boler, M., Norris, T. “Literacy is just reading and writing, isn’t it? Conceptions of Literacy in Ontario High-Stakes Testing and its Press Coverage.” Policy Futures in Education. V. 5, No.1, January 2007), 84-99.
Norris, T. “Hannah Arendt and Jean Baudrillard: Pedagogy in the Consumer Society”. Studies in Philosophy and Education. V. 25, No. 6 (November, 2006), 457-477. (Translated into Farsi)
Norris, T. “Consuming Signs, Consuming the Polis: Hannah Arendt and Jean Baudrillard on Consumer Society and the Eclipse of the Real.” International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. V. 2, No. 2 (July 2005). Required reading in Senior Sociology Seminar, Bishops University, Dr. Gerry Coulter.
Norris, T. “Hannah Arendt and Paulo Freire: Consuming, Schooling, and the End of Politics.” Kwartalnik Pedagogiczny. No. 2 (196), 2006, 73-91. (Part translated into Polish)
Norris, T. “Re-thinking Re-producing Consumption: Hannah Arendt, Paulo Freire and the Pedagogy of Possession.” Philosophical Studies in Education Yearbook, 2005, 77-90.
Norris, T. How Teachers and Students Conceptualize Philosophy in Ontario High Schools,
Canadian Journal of Education.
Norris, T. Teaching & Learning Philosophy in Ontario High Schools: Relativism & Dogmatism,
Norris, T. Teaching & Learning Philosophy in Ontario High Schools: Benefits of HSP, Journal of
Norris, T. “Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right.” Review Essay, Review of Politics, Winter 2019.
Norris, T. (2018). “The value of philosophy of education, or, how to sell a subject” in Philosophy of Education and the Work of Teachers Ed by Colgan and Maxwell. Routledge.
Norris, T., Ratkovic, S., Martinovic, D., (2017) “The Role of Curriculum Documents in Youth’s
Ideological Upbringing: Consuming or Loving the World?” in Sociocultural Perspectives
on Youth Ethical Consumerism (43-60). Springer.
Norris, T. (2016) “Introduction” Strong Democracy in Crisis: Promise or Peril (1-14).
Norris, T. (2013) “Arendt, Freire and the Pedagogy of Possession.” In John Portelli and William Hare (Ed.), Philosophy of Education: introductory readings (4th revised edition; 255-270). Calgary, AB: Brush Publishers.
Norris, T. (2012) “Philosophy Questions about Assessment in Philosophy.” In Jana Mohr Lone and Roberta Israeloff (Ed.), Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People (201-208). Cambridge Scholarly Publications.
Norris, T., Stasko, C. (2008). “Packaging Youth and Selling Tomorrow: Deconstructing the Myths of Marketalkracy.” In Deron Boyles (Ed.), The Corporate Assault on Youth: Commercialism, Exploitation, and the End of Innocence (126-158). New York: Peter Lang.
Norris, T. (2005) “A Metanarrative of Emancipation”, in Peter Pericles Trifonas (Ed.), Communities of Difference: Language, Culture, Technology (pp. 127-139). New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Norris, T. “School Commercialism and the Fate of Public Schooling: What’s `Good` for America?”, Review Essay, Educational Researcher. October 2006, 32-35.
Norris, T.“Case Studies in Educational Foundations”, by Hasinoff & Mandzuk.”
Historical Studies in Education. Spring 2018.
Norris, T (2016) “Dust Unsettled: Baudrillard at Play” Forward to Jean Baudrillard, the
Portrayal of Youth in American Cinema, and Fatal Strategies for a New Education by
Kip Kline. Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.
Norris, T. (2015) “Editorial: From Quebec to Mexico” Professing Education Vol 11, No 1.
Norris, T. (2014) “Cutbacks and Commercialism in Ontario Schools.” Education Action.
Norris, T. (2014) “Editorial: “Reflections on the field, reflective research, and international perspectives”. Professing Education. Vol 10, No. 1.
Norris, T. (2013) “Editorial: Reflecting on the professoriate: What is it that we do?” Professing Education. Vol 9, No. 1.
Norris, T. (2013) “Review Symposium on Consuming Schools,” Policy Futures in Education. (With contributions from three scholars and a response by author). Vol. 11, No 3.
Norris, T. (2011) “Response to Waddington.” Studies in Philosophy and Education, 30, 93-96.
Norris, T. (2010) Encyclopedia entries for: “Neoliberalism,” “Neoconservativism,” “Commercialism in Schools,” “Participatory Democracy,” in The Greenwood Dictionary of Education, Second Edition. Westport, CT.
Norris, T. (2009) “The Illusory Solution: Is Commercialization the ‘Future’ of Education at the TDSB?” Our Schools/Ourselves, 49-54. (Translated into Japanese, 2013)
Norris, T., Stasko C. (2007) “The Product is Youth: Teen Marketing and the Selling of Tomorrow.” The Association for Media Literacy.
Norris, T. (2005, Spring). “Consuming Youth. Orbit Magazine, 22.
Norris, T. (2005, Spring). “Cultivating Sweet Things: An Interview with Carly Stasko.” Orbit Magazine, 23-26.
Norris, T. (2004) “Hannah Arendt and Jean Baudrillard: Pedagogy in the Consumer Society”. Informal Education and Lifelong Learning. (Translated into Turkish) http://www.infed.org/biblio/pedagogy_consumer_society.htm
POETRY AND CREATIVE WORK
Norris, T. (2015) “Fabric (of Life). Fiddlehead Review
Norris, T. (2015) “Journalism and the Meaning of Life”. Globe and Mail
Norris, T. (2002) “The Old Lady’s Walkway”, “Unmoved”. McMaster University. Religious Studies Department Newsletter.
Work translated into: Japanese, French, Polish, Farsi, Spanish, and Turkish.
2012-Editor, “Professing Education”, Journal of the Society of Professors of Education
- Actively solicit contributions
- Support contributors through multiple drafts
- Write introduction which comments on articles and provides overview of issue
- Provide steerage and visioning for focus and future direction of journal
2018- Associate Editor, “Brock Education: The Journal of Educational Research and Practice”
- Actively solicit contributions
- Support contributors through revisions and drafts
- Write introduction which comments on articles and provides overview of issue
- Provide steerage and visioning for focus and future direction of journal
- Manage Board of Directors
2008 PhD, Philosophy of Education, Theory and Policy Studies in Education, OISE/UT
DISSERTATION Title: Consuming, Schooling, and the End of Politics: Critical Reflections on Consumerism and School Commercialism
2002 MA, Religious Studies, McMaster University
2002 BEd, Intermediate/Senior. English and Civics. OISE/UT
1995 BA, Political Science. Concordia University, Loyola Campus. (Honors with Distinction)
2015 Brock University, Associate Professor, Philosophy of Education
2012-15 Brock University, Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Education
2009-12 OISE/UT, Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Education
2008-09 OISE/UT, Sessional Lecturer, Philosophy of Education
2006-09 York University, Lecturer, Schulich School of Business
2002 The Student High School, Toronto District School Board, Practice Teacher, Philosophy.
2001 Western Technical High School, Toronto District School Board, Practice Teacher, English.
2017- Research and Development Award, Brock University, $1,000
2017- Graduate Fund Research Award, Brock University, $1,000
2016- Research and Development Award, Brock University, $1,000
2014- Graduate Fund Research Award, Brock University, $1,621
2012- Research and Development Award, Brock University, $1,000
2011- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Scholarship, (SSHRC) $101,000
- Principle Investigator (PI) on large-scale multi-year Standard Research Grant (SRG)
- Title: Teaching and Learning of Philosophy in Ontario Schools
- Design, implement and oversee data collection in Grade 11& 12 Public and Catholic, English and French school boards throughout Ontario, including classroom observation, focus groups with Students, and teacher interviews.
2008- Nominee: Governor General’s Award, University of Toronto
2006-08- Dissertation Completion Grant, $2,500 per annum. OISE/UT
2005-06- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), $15,000. OISE/UT
2002-07- Doctoral Scholarship: Full Funding Package, $18,200 per annum. OISE/UT
2001- Gwen George Award, $2,500. McMaster University
1999- Masters Entrance Scholarship, $4,000, McMaster University
2016- Foundations Program: “Center for Training in Psychotherapy”
316 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ont.
Specialty in Adolescent Mental Health
March 16Teaching Strong Democracy: Education, Democracy and the Public Good. Workshop in Social Sciences Research. Concordia University
May 28Philosophical Questions about the Teaching of Philosophy, Early Career Invited Lecture, Canadian Philosophy of Education Society (CPES), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University.
June 13Consumerism, Culture and Modernity, Tokyo Koganei University, Tokyo
June 14Curriculum Center for Teachers, School Commercialism & Neoliberalism, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo
June 17Commercialism and Public Space, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
June 19Modernity and modernization: Commodification of the Pedagogical Commons, Soka University, Tokyo
February 4Poster Presentation, “Research Celebration”, Brock University.
May 27Intersections of Consumerism and Philosophy, McGill University, Montreal, PQ.
April 10Arendt’s account of the rise of consumerism, Arendt Center, Bard College, New York
November 16Comparative perspectives on consumerism as development and modernization. Comparative, International Development in Education Center (CIDEC), OISE/UT.
October 26The emergence of a consumer culture: Consequences for Schooling. Centre for Media and Culture in Education (CMCE), OISE/UT.
April 29Consumerism as a topic for analysis in High School Philosophy. Ontario Philosophy Teachers Conference (OPTA), University of Toronto Schools.
February 24Consuming Schools: Commercialism and the End of Politics. Book Launch, Hart House, University of Toronto.
November 4Consumption of the Political: The Character and Consequences of Consumerism. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.
April 9Me, Inc.: Individualizing Education. Philosophy of Education Society, San Francisco
April 10Comparative Perspectives on Consumerism and School Commercialism. University of Georgia, Education Faculty, Athens, Georgia.
October 29The Violence of Market Creation and the Promotion of Infantilism: New Perspectives on Marketing the Market, Center for Media and Culture (CMCE) Speakers Series, Toronto.
March 16Consuming Schooling: Education as Simulation. Philosophy of Education Society (PES), Atlanta, Georgia.
November 22Canadian Perspectives on School Commercialism, Concordia University, Education Faculty, Montreal, PQ
March 16 Hannah Arendt and the Fate of Pedagogical Action. TPS Mentor Speakers Series, OISE.
March 19 “But What Should I do in my Methodology Chapter?: How to promote philosophy AS RESEARCH in Faculties of Education.
March 18Capital vs Technology: Are we shaped by the device or the debate? Philosophy of Education Society (PES), Seattle, WA.
March 19Baudrillard, Youth, and American Film: Fatal Theory and Education. Philosophy of Education Society (PES), Seattle, WA.
April 1High School Philosophy in Ontario: Philosophical questions about teaching and learning philosophy. Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB), Oxford, UK.
May 27CSSE Book Launch: Norris, T., Mesbahian, H., Dieter Misgeld: From Hermeneutics of the Ancient Text to the Text of Emancipatory Politics. Ryerson University
May 30Teaching Philosophy of Education in Canadian Faculties of Education (Symposium) Canadian Philosophy of Education Society, (CPES) Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson.
March 18Teaching & Learning Philosophy in Ontario High Schools, Philosophy of Education Society (PES), Toronto, ON.
April 25Research into High School Philosophy in Ontario, Ontario Philosophy Teachers Association (OPTA), Toronto, ON.
May 31CSSE Presidents Spotlight: Book Panel on “Questioning the Classroom: Philosophical Perspectives on Canadian Education” (Canadian Philosophy of Education Society), Calgary, AB.
May 31CSSE Presidents Spotlight: High School Philosophy in Ontario (Canadian Philosophy of Education Society), Calgary, AB.
May 30Philosophizing at very early ages: The tension between experience and experiment. Canadian Philosophy of Education Society, (CPES) Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ottawa.
October 29Consumerism and School Commercialism in Canada and Japan: Intercultural perspectives on challenges to democracy and education. American Educational Studies Association, (AESA) Toronto
October 30Teacher Metaphors. American Educational Studies Association, (AESA)Toronto
October 24Can we educate for a Canadian Identity? Association for Moral Education (AME). Montreal, PQ.
March 15 Issues in Teaching Philosophy. Philosophy of Education Society (PES). Portland, OR.
March 28 Teaching How to Teach Philosophy: Aims, Challenges and Insights. American Philosophy Association (APA) Pacific Committee. San Francisco, CA.
March 24Philosophical Perspectives on Consumerism and its Impact on Education. Philosophy of Education Society. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
April 14Education, Democracy, and the Public Good: A New Volume of Review of Research in Education. American Educational Research Association. (AERA) Vancouver, B. C.
May 27Teaching and Learning Philosophy in Ontario High Schools. Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Waterloo, Ontario.
May 27Comparative Perspectives on School Commercialism and Democracy. Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Waterloo, Ontario.
June 11‘Positive Aging’ as Consumer Pedagogy: Towards a theoretical linking of adult learning, aging and consumerism. The Adult Education Research Conference/Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. (AERC/CASAE). OISE/UT, Toronto
June 29Philosophical Questions and Reflections about Philosophy Testing. The American Philosophy Association Sub-committee: Philosophy Learning and Teaching Association Conference, Colombia University, New York City.
May 29 Book Session: Meet the Authors. Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Montreal.
June 25Theorizing research in the teaching of philosophy: challenges and possibilities. University of Stirling, The Laboratory for Educational Theory, Theorizing Education: The First International Theorizing Conference.
March 20Roundtable on Methods, Materials and Pedagogies in High School Philosophy. Philosophy of Education Society, Panelist: Montreal, Quebec.
March 25From Hermeneutics to Emancipatory Politics: The Philosophical Journey of Dieter Misgeld. American Educational Research Association (AERA). New York.
April 6Conceptions of Students at Risk: From Pathologies to Critical Possibilities. National Inner City Conference, (with John Portelli and Erin Irish), Toronto.
October 14Simulating Schooling: Baudrillard on Consumerism. Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy of Education (GSCOPE), Toronto.
August 3Challenging Predominant Discourse of Students at Risk, International Network of Philosophers of Education, with John Portelli and Erin Irish. Malta.
August 4The Public and its Image, or Schooling Before the Sign. International Network of Philosophers of Education, Malta.
August 5A Philosopher’s Journey: from Hermeneutics of the Ancient Text to the Possibilities of Emancipatory Politics. International Network of Philosophers of Education. Malta.
April 22The Refusal of Wonder: A Pedagogy of Transformation. Philosophy of Education Society (PES), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
November 5Needs to Wants: Consumerism in Business. Ontario Business Educators Association (OBEA), Barrie, Ontario.
April 1Democracy: Between Agency and Consumption. Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy of Education (GSCOPE) Colombia University.
September 29Democratic Schooling Between Public and Private: The Neoliberal Challenge to Contested Concepts. Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES), Bergamo, Ohio.
October 1(Re)thinking (Re)producing Consumption: The Consumer Society in Hannah Arendt and Paulo Friere. Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) Bergamo, Ohio.
March 25 Consumerism and Schooling: Perspectives from Contemporary Philosophy. Diversity in Perspectives, OISE Dean’s Conference.
April 28 The Loss of the Polis and the Eclipse of Reality: Consuming the Subject. American Association of Religion (AAR). Cornell University.
CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED, CO-CHAIRED OR CHAIRED
2011-12 Program Chair: Canadian Philosophy of Education Society (CPES) Annual Conference.
February 18, 2011&12 Conference Co-coordinator. “Commercialism in TDSB Schools” (OISE).
October 13-14, 2006 Conference Co-coordinator, Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy of Education (GSCOPE) Toronto, Ontario.
2018- Brock University Distinguished Researcher Adjudication, Brock University.
2017- Chair, Educational Research Standing Committee, Brock University.
2016- Posthumanism Research Institute, Steering Committee Member, Brock University.
2015-17- Adjudicator, Canadian Camping Association Research Award
2015-17- Adjudicator, Canadian Philosophy of Education Society Dissertation Award
2015- PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Affiliate. Brock University
2014- 18 SSHRC Adjudication Committee, Brock University.
2013- Research and Development Committee, Brock University
2013- Incoming Chair Search, Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, Brock University.
2012- Teaching Learning Development committee member, Faculty of Education, Brock University.
2012-15- Professional Development Committee, Brock University.
2012- OGS Feedback & Adjudication Committee, Brock University.
2009-12- Coordinator: Philosophy of Education Brown Bag Lecture Series, OISE/UT
2010- Founder & Director of Research: The Campaign for Commercial Free Schools.
2010- Executive committee member, Ontario Philosophy Teachers Association (OPTA)
March 2016- Consult regarding revisions to OCT AQ guidelines for High School Philosophy courses
May 2015- Consult regarding follow up documentary to “The Corporation” regarding commercialism in schools.
December 2011- Toronto District School Board. Expert advisor on reviews to Advertising Policy.
May 2010-May 2011- Ontario Ministry of Education. Revisions to Grade 11 and 12 philosophy curriculum.
May, 2010- Ontario Ministry of Education. “Humanities and Social Sciences Literacy Group”
May, 2010- Ryerson University, Member of Program Advisory Committee: Evaluator of proposal for a new BA degree in Philosophy
EDITING AND REVIEWING
“Urban Teacher Education and Teaching: Innovative Practices for Diversity and Social Justice”. Edited by Patrick Solomon. Erlbaum, 2007.
“Key Questions for Educators” Edited by John P. Portelli and William R. Hare, Halifax, Caddo Gap Press, Spring 2006.
“Democratic Dialogue in Education: Troubling Speech, Disturbing Silence”, Edited by Megan Boler, ed. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.
Journal and Conference Reviewing
Journal of Philosophy of Education
British Educational Research Journal
Philosophical Inquiry in Education
Philosophy of Education Society Annual Conference
Studies in Philosophy and Education
Critical Studies in Education
Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Education
Higher Education Perspectives
Equity and Excellence in Education
Jung: the e-Journal of the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies
Falasafeh: The Iranian Journal of Philosophy
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference
Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Annual Conference
The Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory
International Journal of Critical Pedagogy
Book Manuscript Reviewing:
Oxford University Press
Granting Agency Proposal Reviewing
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Secondary School teaching materials to accompany The Corporation. Directed by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan. Zeitgeist Films, New York, 2004. http://www.tvo.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/TVOntario .
Post-Secondary Official Study Guide to accompany The Corporation, Directed by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan. Zeitgeist Films, New York, 2004.
EDUC 1F95Foundations of Education
EDUC 5P20History and Philosophy of Education
EDUC 5P30 Development, Learning and Curriculum
HUMA 7P56 Consumerism as Worldview
HUMA 7P57 Foundational Questions about Education, Democracy & the Public Good
EDUC 3508 School and Society
EDUC 5541 Big Questions: Philosophy Across the Curriculum
EDUC 1430 Philosophy: Curriculum and Instruction
TPS 1440 Introduction to Philosophy of Education
TPS 1436 Modernity to Postmodernity in Educational Thought
TPS 1465Special Topics: Consumerism and School Commercialism
TPS 1465 Special Topics: Globalization, Democracy and Education
TPS 1472 Philosophical Questions about the Teaching of Philosophy
ADMS 3660Introduction to Business Ethics
MGMT 1040 Applied Business Ethics (12 sections)
Dr. Yoshimi Uesugi, Curriculum Center for Teachers, Tokyo Gakugei University. Fall 2014
Dr. Hoon Jung, Philosophy of Education, Daegu University, South Korea. Winter 2017
Margaret-Mary Thompson, “Goodness, promise & importance: Perspectives on cultivating democratic education in an age of accountability.” York University, Faculty of Education, April 2012.
Hugh Leonard, “What is the Meaning of 21st century education in New Brunswick?” University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Education, October 2016.
Sean Schat “Exploring Adolescent Student Perceptions and Experiences of Educational Care” Dec 2016-present
Masters Thesis Supervision:
Michael Countryman. “Theoretical presuppositions underlying learning outcomes, curricula, and assessment criteria in English courses taught at Canadian community colleges.” January 2015
Beau Daniels. “Elearning and the Classroom Experience” September 2017
Aimee Nezavdal “Reflection on the Nature of Nursing and Technology, Depersonalization, and Care”. August 2017
Masters Research Project:
Jiaen Liang “Integrating Media Education into the Curriculum: What Chinese Educators can learn from Ontario Education?” August 2013
Antonio Redfern “Consuming the University” September 2013-2017
Sirious Tabrizi (Windsor) “A Comparison of Educational Leadership in Islamic and Western Countries and a Suggestion of a Model for a Global Society.” 2016-2018.
ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN EDUCATION (OISE/UT)
Arun Karumanchiri. “Heidegger, Nihilism, and Authentic Education.” August 2009.
Chris Arthur “Financial Literacy: Neoliberalism, the Consumer & the Citizen.” August 2011. (Published as a book with Sense publishers, winner of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society Thesis of the year award, 2013.)
Vana Pistolis. “Implications of School Fundraising strategies.” August 2011
Kevin Neiman. Title: “Education as Social Transformation: Pragmatism, Philosophical Hermeneutics and the ‘sea change’ in Contemporary Philosophy.” August 2012
Meghan Ferrari. Title: “East of Eden: Commercialism in the Catholic Schools”. August 2012
Francine Menashy. “Education as a Private or a Global Public Good: Competing Conceptual Frameworks and their Power at the World Bank.” October 2010
Nadya Weber. “NGO’s and Educational Development.” June 2012
Bryan Metcalfe. “Pedagogy of Mythos.” October 2012
Francois Mifsud. “Hospitality as Educability.” October 2014
Antony Palma. “Balanced Holism: Charles Taylor’s Educational Thought.” November 2013
David DiSalle. “Critical Perspectives on Commercializing & Patenting Knowledge.” August 2009
Mark Devitt. “Multiculturalism and Consumerism.” August 2009
Zofia Zaliwska. “The Pedagogy of Existential Questioning: Finding Hope through Despair.” August 2012
Independent Reading Course Supervision
2012Hewton Tavares “Citizenship & Consumption: Implications for Mentoring Immigrants to Canada”
2011Chris Glover. “Campaign for Public Education”
2010Brock Baker. “High School Philosophy: Themes and Issues”
2009Laura Clayton.“Globalization and Democracy in Education”
2009Jeffrey Schaeffer. “From Sacred to Profane: consumptive patterns derivative of this loss”
Supervision of Student Practica and Internships
November 2011 & March 2012
Pre-service Teacher Supervisor & Examiner
EDUC 1430 Philosophy: Curriculum and Instruction
Philosophy Teaching and Learning Organization
American Political Science Association
American Educational Research Association
Graduate Students Conference in Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Education Society
Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education
Canadian Philosophy of Education Society
Canadian Society for Studies in Education